MIN DIESEL are appropriately excited to announce the impending arrival of their debut LP "Mince", available on 12” coloured vinyl from May 11th. Their previous work - including a split single with fellow Scottish noiseniks Pinact - draws heavily upon the best bits from their favourite late-80s/early-90s punk, lo-fi and math-rock bands' back-catalogues. The 10 tracks on "Mince" were recorded by Matthew Scott at Bakesale Recordings (Deathcats, Paws), mastered by Steven Ward (Mogwai, Errors) and exhibit every facet of the sound the band take great amusement in dubbing "mindie-rock".
Born and raised in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, the band subtly but undeniably delivers a uniquely north-eastern take on their trans-Atlantic influences through their lyrics and vocals. Currently based in “The Granite City”, the band are very much at the centre of the burgeoning local music scene.
Having played alongside bands such as Joan of Arc, Johnny Foreigner, Playlounge and Tuff Love in their hometown, regular appearances outside Aberdeen culminated in a full UK tour in 2013. The year after was spent cherry-picking, refining and recording the best songs from their extensive back-catalogue.
While some sources of musical inspiration for the trio are immediately clear, the ideas extracted are combined in such a unique way that it is challenging to define the sound of mindie-rock with specific external references. DIYmag.com attempted to pin it down as "a crashing, beautiful noise that fits somewhere between Dinosaur jr. and Stapleton". Min Diesel will be playing around Scotland in May 2015 and the rest of the UK over the summer.
7th May – Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh w/ Pjaro
8th May – Westport Bar, Dundee w/ Pjaro
9th May – Cellar 35, Aberdeen w/ Pjaro
14th May – Bar Bloc, Glasgow w/ Herbert Powell
Pre-sale details here
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